AESES - Senior Glassblower

Senior Glassblower
Revision Date: August 2005

Classification: Senior Glassblower
Hay Point Range: 389 - 418


The Senior Glassblower, working under General Direction, is responsible for the smooth operation of the Glass Shop including: establishing priorities and maintaining stock and equipment.

In addition, positions at this level will provide specialist services to the University through the implementation of a highly skilled craft technology.

The work involves contact with academics, technicians and graduate students.

The Senior Glassblower is expected independently to plan and organize the daily work and most functions of the shop, however, general supervision is available in administrative matters.


  • Repairs, constructs and frequently designs and modifies glass apparatus used in teaching and research.
  • Notifies the supervisor of any new equipment or supplies required in the glass shop.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of stock and equipment and submits purchase requisitions as required.
  • Is responsible for personal updating in current glassblowing techniques.
  • Is required to obtain knowledge of and comply with safety policies applicable to the workplace.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

Training equivalent to journeyman craft status plus five years directly-related scientific glassblowing experience.


An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Initiative and ability to work independently and communicate effectively with other staff and students.
  • A high degree of manual dexterity.
  • Ability to plan, organize and administer projects.

Physical Requirements

Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

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